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309 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5415
+1 831-423-0567
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Leuven, Belgium
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a nice place to get falafel right in front of the Santa Cruz beach. The owners and workers are very friendly, all in all a nice place for quick bite.

Thank Yasser S
Ogallala, Nebraska
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The owners are delightful people who took the time to explain what all the interesting dishes were. We enjoyed eating outdoors and watching the waves as we ate.

Thank sherrye193
Novato, California
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

First, note this place is cash-only. There is an ATM in the restaurant, but who knows what fees are involved. We got a variety of foods, hamburger, fish, and the veggie plate, which was small but filling. Food decent.

Thank DC_Padrin0
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Its a vera nice Small Imbiss with very good price!! The Service madam is the owner and very helpful and friendly! Her husband cooks the good Stuff!!!

Thank Johansoo
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

falafel is one of my favorite foods so i am somewhat bias towards the falafel hut. even though the food is a bit oily

Thank petervagenas
Holland, Michigan
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Yum!!!!! Falafel Hut is amazing!! My husband and I were starving one night and stumbled in here for a late dinner. My husband ordered the chicken schwarma, and I ordered the falafel. Both dishes were absolutely amazing. Service was outstanding. I wish we lived closer to Santa Cruz because I would eat here all of the time if I could!!... More 

Thank Becky W
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Super fresh tabouleh, crispy falafel, tangy hummus and baba ganoush. Friendly and fast service. This place is right next to the boardwalk and is a great alternative to all the greasy fried food that is available next to the rides. What more can you say?

Thank tpham94
Gilroy, California
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382 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Falafels and giros and vegan options as well, quality food at a good price, across the street from Mc Donalds.

Thank Norma W
Santa Clara, California
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Not a review of the food since I wasn't able to try it. Walked in hoping to find something without meat and they had several selections. Ordered my food and pulled out my card to pay. "Sorry, cash only". Really? Meal was $13, only had 10 bucks cash. I asked her if she knew of any other places within walking... More 

Thank Wannabekauai
Scotts Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

The Falafel Hut is wonderful. The food is so good and owners so nice that we had them cater several events for us with great results.

Thank gartner2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5415
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-0567

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?